Exhibitors 2020

The Creative Industries Career Expo 2020 is centred around an Exhibition of training and education institutions and organisations and the courses on offer in the different creative industries.

The Expo, which takes place from 11 – 13 March 2020 at Museum Africa in Newtown, is free to attend and open to the public. For schools wishing to bring a group of learners, click here to register.

Our list of exhibitors is exciting, so check in regularly for updates!

Alex Arts Academy

The Alex Arts Academy was established in 2019 by phenomenal industry practitioners such as Mr Mpho Molepo and the late Mr Owen Manamela. Their journey in the arts industry has been equipped with both informal and formal educational programmes.The intention behind establishing the academy is to give back to the community of Alexandra. Alex Arts Academy based in Alexandra Township offers Professional Performing Arts Studies. The academy offers a full package course that is divided in different practices which are Dance| Music| Drama| Technical Studies| Arts Management| Film. The academy is located in Alexandra township at Alexsan Resource Centre making certain that arts education is accessible and right at the doorstep of the community of Alexandra. Our blueprint is to ensure that meaningful education and intervention happens to the betterment of Alexandra youth. We offer Full-Time studies, Mondays to Fridays with 25 students and Part-Time studies on Saturdays. Our Part-Time studies are categorized into Children’s Theatre Classes, between the ages of 5 and 15, and Youth Theatre Classes between the ages of 16 and 35. Our Part-Time Theatre classes on Saturdays attract an average of 100 students every weekend. We have also partnered with Leaders in Motion Academy (LIMA) to offer Film and Television course, which has 37 Full-Time students.


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ASSITEJ SA is dedicated to ensuring that all children and young people in our country have access to quality theatre/performing arts, no matter their context. We support and mentor artists to make this work, and connect them to international opportunities. Theatre and Dance for young audiences (TYA/DYA) and Theatre for early years (TEY: for 0-6 years) are growing fields internationally and locally, and there are many exciting career opportunities for artists interested in pursuing the arts by, for and with children and young people. Specialised training, access to learning experiences and exposure to quality work is required for young adults to understand available career options.

Boston Media House

Boston Media House was created to offer students the opportunity to study and qualify for a career in media.   A tech-rich learning environment together with practical experience, ensure graduates are ready for this exciting industry.

Our qualifications include BBA in Media Operations Management, BA in Broadcast Journalism, Diploma in Media Practices, Short Learning Programme in Media Studies Gateway, Short Courses in Radio & TV and Soul Candi.

The Business Clinic

The Business Clinic is a centre for entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. We are a space where great minds work, learn, make and connect.

We are located at The Mills on 66 Carr Street, in the Newtown Precinct. This iconic commercial and industrial complex was established in 1904.

Join our community of entrepreneurs and investors, community leaders, designers and cultural creatives, activists, thought and practice leaders who are all seeking to align what they care about with their actions to make the world a better place.


CAPASSO is a mechanical rights licensing agency based in Johannesburg – South Africa, which collects and distributes royalties to its members: music publishers and composers.

What are mechanical rights ?
When it comes to music, there are several different rights that exist in any musical work or recording. Collectively, these are known as copyright. Yes, copyright is made up of several other rights, including, for example, performing rights, which are administered by SAMRO, and master rights, whichis the separate copyright the record label has in the actual sound recording.

CAPASSO only administers the mechanical right in the composition’s copyright, i.e. the right that arises when a musical work is reproduced or transferred from one format to another (from a master tape to a CD for example).

There are many examples of when a mechanical right arises: when promotional CDs are pressed, when an MP3 is purchased for download from an online music store by a user, when videos are put onto the correct format for broadcasting, or when music is attached to television programming …and these are just a few.

Capsicum Culinary Studio

Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school in South Africa with a national footprint of 6 campuses. We delivered over 6 000 graduates over the past 16 years who are placed at top national and international hospitality establishments. Our programmes include a Professional Chef, Professional Patisserie and 3-year Advanced Culinary Arts programme. We encourage we provide value-added soft skills to promote entrepreneurship, networking and learning how to market yourself as a chef in a highly competitive industry. We have March and July intakes.

Capsicum is registered with QCTO and CATHSSETA.


CityVarsity Braamfontein is located within the heart of Braamfontein Management District – an area that is the hub of entertainment, business and Education. Our proximity to The Johannesburg Theatre, The Grove, several art galleries and studios, Neigbourgood Market and other creative hives provides our learners with vital motivation to keep pursuing their passions.

Our students approach life with a sense of wonder, curiosity and adventure – All in a space creative talent and passion is nurtured.

College of Digital Photography

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The College of Digital Photography is a leader in providing high-quality part time photography, videography and editing courses and is the place to discover or refine your creativity. With campuses in Saxonwold and Fourways, Johannesburg, we offer a variety of short part-time courses geared at the enthusiast, as well as a 6 Month Photography Programme for those wanting to become professional photographers. This Programme has two intakes a year, one in January and one in July.



The Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) is a multi-purpose copyright society that collects royalties for the use of copyright-protected works on behalf of authors, playwrights, publishers and visual artists, which it then distributes back to the correct copyright-owner. As a custodian of copyright and licensing of rights holders’ works, DALRO’s main areas of administration are reprographic reproduction rights (photocopying from published editions), public performance rights (including stage rights for book musicals and dramatic texts) and reproduction rights (whether for publishing or copying) in works of visual art.

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa

DITSONG Museums of South Africa logo

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa is a custodian of significant Southern African heritage assets in the fields of fauna, palaeontology, archaeology, anthropology, cultural history, and military history. The Natural History Museum exhibits hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World heritage site like Mrs Ples. It has the largest collection of southern African beetles in the world. The Cultural History Museum exhibits rock paintings and engravings of the San Hunter Gatherers and various historical sites like Marabastad and Paul Kruger’s house. The Military History Museum preserves military heritage for future generations. Its exhibits include collections from the First and Second World War.


FEDISA was created to deliver more than seamstresses and pattern-makers to the world of fashion. FEDISA graduates can today be found in an astounding array of careers across the globe. These range from working for Marchesa and Diane von Furstenberg in New York to Christopher Kane in London and Haikure in Milan.

There are designers and buyers, editors and stylists, visual merchandisers, fashion technologists, and costume archivists. The list of local and international employment opportunities simply keeps growing for these talented and committed graduates. FEDISA’s unprecedented growth remains premised on the ethos of excellence that continues to permeate all aspects of the institute, from the highly qualified academic staff and world-class educational facilities.

Goethe Institut Johannesburg

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Hands of Soweto

The project has developed a set of activities for the production of pottery works, clay artwork, arts, crafts, painting and mosaic. In this, the final product will be bowls, cups and sculptures and any crafts work to sell and generate income. The main objective is to transfer skills creative skills of artists for the people in the community (particularly the youth) in creating opportunities and self-sustainability.


The Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation exists to preserve and promote African heritage and to contribute to the restoration of African identity through the creation of cultural information facilities, the support and incubation of heritage arts, and the dissemination of this information and cultural inheritance throughout the African Diaspora and the world.

Imbali Visual Literacy Project

Imbali offers a 3-year full time accredited crafts training programme focussing on craft, design and business skills. Participants are taken from a level where they are highly supported in 1st year, to the point where they can create, design and make their own craft products and also pass on their skills to others in the 3rd year. By the end of the 3 years, students are equipped to start their own craft enterprise, or work in a craft-related industry. They have also gained a range of life skills which empower them to move forward in their lives with increased self-confidence.

Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria

Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria

The home of the art of Africa

In recent years there has been an increase in the worldwide interest in the art of Africa. Conversations and research have focused on contemporary practice, repatriation and restitution, the future of the creative industries in Africa and the role that they have to play in the continent’s economy.

With one foot firmly rooted in academia, and the other imbedded in the public, the The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP) makes the art of Africa accessible, relevant and engaging.

The Javett-UP is a collaborative, multidisciplinary space. As part of the University of Pretoria’s research, teaching and learning resources, the centre engages with the public by educating communities about the art of Africa, encouraging interaction and engagement. The centre aims to be an institution that encourages engagement with the ideas, methodologies and concerns of the art of Africa. In this way, the space becomes a platform for education and learning; conversations about creativity and innovation, contributing to the discourse on the art of Africa and reflecting upon historical and political events as interpreted by artists.

In partnership with the University of Pretoria, the Javett-UP will also be the site for the MsocSci in Tangible Heritage Conservation, which is aligned with the University’s recognition of the need for the preservation, restoration and repair of tangible cultural products. It will be a locus of art and science; the Javett-UP will play a significant role in the conservation of the art of Africa and will be a catalytic space for defining its future.

Photos by Alet Pretorius, courtesy of the Javett Foundation

Joburg Ballet

Joburg Ballet is a full-time, professional ballet company, resident at Joburg Theatre in the heart of Johannesburg.

The repertoire includes full-length productions of major classical works, as well as shorter ballets, including original works created for the company by South African and international choreographers. The company presents three major seasons a year at Joburg Theatre, and also tours to other regions in South Africa and internationally.

The company provides a high standard of training for students via Joburg Ballet School and Academy, plus a comprehensive programme of community-based development and outreach work via its Satellite Schools, with emphasis on historically disadvantaged communities.

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) was formed in May 2000 by a group of committed and resilient musicians following the demise of the National Symphony Orchestra. It has continued to consistently perform regular series of Symphony Seasons, attracting the best international and local soloists and conductors, as well as being the orchestra of choice for State functions in Gauteng.   There is a sincere commitment to consistent high standards of performance, with the aim of not only delivering quality performances to audiences, but also establishing the bench mark for aspirant musicians, not only those who are tutored through the JPO’s own educational arm (the Academy) but to those who perform in the many youth orchestras and ensembles around Gauteng and elsewhere.

Market Photo Workshop

As a school of photography, a gallery, and a project space, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalised parts of our society. Since it was founded in 1989 by world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues and debates in photography and visual culture.

We Located in Newtown, Johannesburg, the Market Photo Workshop strives to create an environment where students learn, not only the technical and conceptual aspects of photography, but also ways of critical thinking integral to the understanding of contemporary photographic practice.

Equipping students with an extensive insight of the role photography plays socially, politically and in the wider cultural community, the Market Photo Workshop provides students with the vital tools needed to negotiate the urban terrain that is present-day Johannesburg.

We believe in progressive education that challenges traditional modes of thinking, continuously encouraging students to critically engage with the world around them. Our courses are aimed at developing photography skills, but also focus on entrepreneurial skills, enabling students to enter the photography market with confidence.

The Market Photo Workshop is a division of The Market Theatre Foundation.

Market Theatre Foundation

Market Theatre Foundation

The Market Theatre, founded in Johannesburg in 1976 by Mannie Manim and the late Barney Simon, was constructed out of Johannesburg’s Indian Fruit Market – built in 1913. The theatre went on to become internationally renowned as South Africa’s “Theatre of the Struggle”.

The Market Theatre challenged the apartheid regime, armed with little more than the conviction that culture can change society. The strength and truth of that conviction was acknowledged in 1995 when the theatre received the American Jujamcyn Award. In providing a voice to the voiceless, The Market Theatre did not forego artistic excellence, but, rather, made a point of it. Its twenty-one international and over three hundred South African theatre awards bears eloquent testimony to the courage and artistic quality of its work.

During the past four decades, The Market Theatre has evolved into a cultural complex for theatre, music, dance and the allied arts. Today, The Market Theatre remains at the forefront of South African theatre, actively encouraging new works that continue to reach international stages.

New Legacy

The Market Theatre is renowned world-wide for brilliant anti-apartheid plays that have included Woza Albert, Asinamali, Bopha, Sophiatown, You Strike the Woman You Strike a Rock, Born in the RSA, Black Dog – Inj’emnyama, as well as the premieres of many of Athol Fugard’s award-winning dramas. The Market Theatre’s history is intertwined with the cultural, social and political struggle for freedom in South Africa.

The Market Theatre is celebrating the past, but it is also confidently looking forward to playing a major cultural role in the 21st century for South Africa, and the African continent.

To achieve this, The Market’s artistic policy for a post-apartheid South Africa centres on encouraging new dramatic writing. These new works will offer ways to help South Africans understand, interpret and thrive in the second decade of the country’s new democratic life.

The Market must continue to be a theatre that is engaged, challenging and entertaining. The staff remains committed to maintaining the highest possible artistic standards as it searches out exemplary new writing, and the best new, young directors, designers and lighting designers to achieve this mission. The Market Theatre is determined to build on its reputation, even as it faces the new challenges of the 21st Century.

Market Theatre Laboratory

The Market Theatre Laboratory aims to create an inspiring, and safe environment for students, theatre practitioners, collaborators, and audiences to flourish and grow through learning, exchange, experimentation, research and making, with an emphasis on creating space for subaltern experiences, voices and identities. Founded by Barney Simon and Dr John Kani in 1988, it is the education and development arm of the world-famous Market Theatre, and has developed into one of the premiere facilities of its kind in Southern Africa. It has trained exceptional performers and theatre-makers including Olive Schreiner Award winner Phillip Dikotla, four Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year award winners – Dumisani Phakathi, Mncedisi Shabangu, Prince Lamla, and Monageng Motshabi – and SAFTA award winners Harriet Manamela, Warren Masemola and Lindiwe Ndlovu. In addition, the Lab has been recognised on multiple platforms for creating excellent theatre that engages with human rights issues. It has created numerous acclaimed and award-winning plays, most recently Currently (G)old, which won a Bronze Ovation and Best Ensemble award at NAF this year. The Little Prince, which was presented on NAF’s main programme in 2018, was nominated for two Naledi awards, and has been invited to the Lincoln Centre for their 2020 Spring season. Hani: the Legacy won a Gold Ovation Award at NAF, as well as the Naledi Award for Best Ensemble.

Deeply embedded in the ethos of the Market Lab is its commitment to providing opportunities to talented youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to pursue their passion for the arts. The Market Lab aims to provide skills, knowledge and opportunity for these emerging creatives to tell important South African stories that might otherwise go untold. The intensive and comprehensive training it offers develops its students into young professionals who have the capacity, experience and knowledge to build careers in a highly competitive industry.


The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, the “MICT SETA”, was established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998) and plays a pivotal role in achieving South Africa’s skills development and economic growth within the sub-sectors it operates namely; advertising, film and electronic media, electronics, information technology and telecommunications. In partnership with its stakeholders, it addresses skills shortages and development, accelerates bridging the digital divide by promoting entrepreneurial value and improving the employment prospects of previously disadvantaged groups.

Ministry of Dance

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Ministry Of Dance Studio is situated in Decopark Northlands in the Northriding Suburb and has been running since 2012. Our main goal is to inspire, motive and enrich each pupil. We strive to bring out the best dancer in each individual. At Ministry Of Dance every dancer is treated equally and with respect. Ministry Of Dance’s aim is to equip each dancer with the correct techniques and give each individual a well-rounded dance education. Above all we strive to have fun!

To Dance is to Share, to Share is to Teach – Selayma

Moving into Dance

Moving into Dance

Moving into Dance (MID) was born in the cruel turbulence of 1978 Apartheid South Africa. It was an artistic response to the destructive policy of separateness.  Four decades later continuing our signature of Afrofusion Dance; we continue this legacy.  We Lead.  We Learn.  We Include.  We Return.  We Lead through a professional company that has produced artists who have been recognised through numerous awards both at home and abroad.  We Learn through our accredited Performing Arts Training Course and internships that have produced dancers of the highest calibre. We Include through continued social justice activism.  Enable through Dance is a project that seeks to disrupt societal narratives around disability by bringing abled and so-called disabled bodied dancers together to explore unexplored creative potential.  Importantly, we also Return.  Community is core to our identities as human beings and Africans.  And so we go back, give back, by sharing the gifts of this experience and learning with others.

National Arts Council of South Africa

The National Arts Council (NAC) is an implementing agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture. It was established in April 1997 through an act of parliament (Act no.56 of 1997). Its mandate is to contribute to the development and effective enablers of artistic expression, through providing economic and artist opportunities for communities to grow their potential, leading to sustainability.  The vision of the NAC is – a vibrant, sustainable arts community that enriches lives through the free and creative expression of South Africa’s cultures / through strengthening artistic and cultural creation.  Its mission is to leverage energy, partnerships and resources to develop, support, promote and advance the arts.

National Library of South Africa

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The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) is the custodian of South Africa’s collective national heritage materials and the national depository of published output materials in the country. The NLSA is mandated by the National Library of South Africa Act to collect and preserve published documents and make them accessible to all and to ensure that knowledge is not lost to posterity. The National Library of South Africa, as we know it today, was formed on 1 November 1999 as a result of the amalgamation of the two former national libraries: the South African Library in Cape Town and the State Library in Pretoria. The collections of the NLSA contain a wealth of information, including rare manuscripts, books published in South Africa, periodicals, government publications, official foreign publications, maps, technical reports, Africana and newspapers.

The National School of the Arts

NAtional School of the Arts

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Open Window

It is the vision of Open Window to be a leader and trendsetter in the education sector of South Africa and internationally by achieving product excellence through academic rigour and industry relevance, the use of cutting-edge technology and the continuous upgrading of infrastructure in a customer-centric environment. Through continuous research, development and transformation, Open Window will enter new markets and serve various industries in creative and business-related fields.

Our mission is to deliver creative and critical thinkers who possess the technical, dynamic, professional and multi-skilled capabilities globally required by the creative industries. Open Window’s mission is to provide relevant educational opportunities through the application of:

+ Superior educational models
+ Cutting-edge technology
+ International competitive outcomes
+ Standards of excellence
+ Industry requirements
+ Progressive thinking
+ Continuous research
+ Customer-centric approach
+ Effective management
+ Organisational efficiency

The Private Hotel School

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The Private Hotel School offers qualifications in hospitality and event management and operates from a campus in Stellenbosch, Western Cape for 15 years and recently in Rosebank, Gauteng. PHS, which forms part of the hospitality sector in the ADvTECH educational offering, is in the business of hospitality, creating global opportunities for graduates to receive industry recognition upon placement. By obtaining your qualification from The Private Hotel School, you will become part of the fastest growing industry in the world. PHS boasts an extraordinary pass rate of over 90%, where after 95% of PHS graduates find employment immediately after graduation.

The Private Hotel School is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (Reg. No: 2010/HE007/005) as a Private Higher Education Institution.


The Southern African Communications Industries Association is a not for profit organisation registered as a Section 21 company in South Africa. It is specifically designed to promote the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practice in the communications industry throughout Southern Africa. It seeks to further the interests of members through partnership and representation on a range of issues. Primary activities include Market Research & Intelligence Services, Networking activities, and the development of training and skills development programmes. SACIA is registered with SAQA as a professional body active in the broadcast and audio-visual sectors, and awards professional designations based on an individuals proven skills and work experience.


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SAMRO Administers Performing rights on behalf of our members: Music Composers, Authors and Publishers. We do so by Licensing music users (such as Television and Radio Broadcasters, Live music venues and Restaurants, through the collection of license fees which are distributed as royalties.

SAMRO Foundation

SAMRO Foundation (NPC) is the Corporate Social Investment Portfolio of the SAMRO Group of Companies. As a non-profit company, the SAMRO Foundation aims to promote the national arts through sponsorships of various kinds, and to encourage excellence in the arts through education, facilitation of economic participation in the creative economy, influencing cultural and arts policies by means of research and advocacy, as well as by promoting living cultural heritage.

Sibikwa Arts Centre

The Sibikwa Arts Centre based in Benoni recognizes that arts and culture are powerful tools to engage communities in various levels of change. The arts are a means to public dialogue, community development, heritage preservation and social activism. For the past 32 years, Sibikwa has been using the arts to build the capacity of youth, women and community arts centres across the country; in order to achieve this Sibikwa hosts performances, festivals, workshops and skills training programmes. Sibikwa advocates for the role the arts can play in social transformation and is a designated Centre of Excellence by DSAC and an Accredited Service Provider with CATHSETA and SACE.

South African Roadies' Association

The South African Roadies Association (SARA) is a unique and dynamic non-profit training organization dedicated to the advancement and development of skills and knowledge amongst the youth in the event, technical and production sectors in South Africa and further afield. The association has spent the past 20 empowerment young people with knowledge, and skills in lighting, sound, staging,, audio-visual, backline and production, as well as through its Entry Level On-The-Job Training Program, which has been (and still remains) the main way that new blood has found its way into the professional ranks in the industry in South Africa, and beyond.

Soweto Jewellery School

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Splitbeam is a member of the Gearhouse Group of companies. We provide a professional equipment hire service and stockholding that meets the specific needs of the theatre industry and is priced towards long-term rental.
Because we completely understand the challenges of the theatre and long-term rental market, our goal is to provide the best tools and technology for theatre production designers at a “theatre-friendly” pricing.
Most importantly, it is the Splitbeam approach that differentiates our service. Our detail-oriented planning and execution minimises downtime and facilitates quick and neat assembly.
Whether you need a full lighting, audio and audio/visual rig and staffing for an international theatre tour or just a few microphones for your low budget school functions; one of our custom made solutions will work for you.
Splitbeam is focused on quality control and client service ensuring that you will always get the LATEST technology for the BEST price with the LOWEST failure rate.

SSM Music and Arts

SSM Music & Arts is led by young South Africans who are passionate about music and arts, yet concerned about the moral regeneration of our country. It is through this concern that the organization SSM Music & Arts (Structuring Society through Music & Arts) was formed. The organization is comprised of the SSM Music Centre and the SSM Plough back Centre.

We are not just a centre for music and arts, we pride ourselves in developing our communities, for they are our true reflection. The organization partakes in numerous projects with the aim of supporting orphanage centres and youth empowerment.

Tshwane University of Technology

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University of Johannesburg

University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, expanding these fields beyond their traditional boundaries through internal and external collaborations.   It has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education. Equipped with state-of-the art, custom-built facilities, the Faculty is staffed by highly regarded academics, architects, artists and designers.

Visual Arts Network of South Africa

VANSA operates as a support point and development agency for contemporary art practice in South Africa. We develop industry knowledge, resources, networks and projects that are concerned with realising new social, cultural and economic possibilities for contemporary art practice in the South African – and wider African – context.

Vuyani Dance Theatre

The Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) is a contemporary African dance company founded in 1999 by Creative Director Gregory Maqoma. After years of gracing international and local stages, VDT is positioned as one of the most cutting-edge, thought provoking and successful dance and theatrical organisations to have emerged in Africa. VDT is spot-on regarding its artistic objective of producing work that questions and challenges social values while, simultaneously, exploiting history as a launch pad for (material) research and development.

VDT programmes include a Professional Company, a Junior Company, an In-House Training Programme, Outreach Programme Corporate Production and Event coordination and Open Dance Classes.

Wits School of the Arts

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Situated in the vibey hub of Braamfontein in the heart of the dynamic creative city of Johannesburg, we offer programmes in Cultural Policy and Management, Digital Arts, Drama for Life (Applied Theatre and Drama Therapies), Film and Television, Fine Arts, History of Art, Interdisciplinary Arts & Culture Studies, Music and Theatre and Performance to students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.